Read the Resistance

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

Left Bank Books is pleased to relaunch its reading group Read the Resistance in collaboration with The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and its exhibition Stories of Resistance

Book discussions will take place monthly virtually, rsvp sign up is hereRegistration is required. Participants can register for any or all of the meetings at this link.

It is recommended that participants read the books before the discussion, but not required.

Books are available for purchase through Left Bank Books at our discounted reading group rate. Please email Shane at with any questions. 

Our 2014-2015 Reading List, 2016 List, 2017 List, 2018 List, 2019 List, 2020 List


2021 Titles

March 24th, 7pm: Broken Heart of America by Walter Johnson rsvp sign up is here

April 28th, 7pm: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse rsvp sign up is here

May 26th, 7pm: Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia Garza rsvp sign up is here

June 23rd, 7pm: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan rsvp sign up is here

July 28th, 7pm: Daughters of Smoke and Fire by Ava Homa rsvp sign up is here


Check back here for more information; feel free to email the Reading Group Coordinator at, or call us at 314-367-6731.

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Daughters of Smoke and Fire: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419746604
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: The Overlook Press - May 11th, 2021

July 2021 Read the Resistance book club selection